Friday, April 08, 2022

 Spring Blossoms! So far this spring we have found two blossoming plants in our yard.  The first was

this very beautiful Crocus on April 5th,  found underneath our southwest facing kitchen window!

And secondly, David found two small Coltsfoot blossoms near our propane tanks on April 6th. The second blossom was much smaller than the one shown in the included picture below!

I anticipate finding many more Coltsfoot blossoms during the next coming days!
My next anticipated blossom finds will be that of Mayflowers which I often find along the Gore road extension and along the Boone Road!

Saturday, January 22, 2022

 Brrrrr!  Winter is not my favorite season!

season....  - 27  Drgrees Celsius today!   too much!!  eagerly eaiting for spring!!

Saturday, November 27, 2021

  1.  Birdwatching! Up until recently, David and I were the main birdwatchers living in our house! However that is until we adopted our cat that we named Meadow. Meadow is a pretty tortoiseshell cat and the colour combination on her back reminded us of a colorful autumn meadow.! Meadow loves to sit and watch the birds in Bird Alley from our living room window! Most exciting of all to her is when a bird lands on the window feeder attached to the window! Meadow's reaction along with major tail wagging is to claw at the glass, hoping she can touch the bird! She is fascinated! We have seen Chickadees' land at the feeder but also Meadow and I have seen, Goldfinches and a Nuthatch. However the birds do not linger and it is difficult to get pictures of all of the visiting species.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

female Snow Bunting for Saturday Critters


his winter I have spent many hours looking for Snow Buntings and this week I found two or three feeding along a roadside. When they saw me approach in my car they flew up onto the power lines alongside the road!
I am posting this morning to Eileen's Saturday Critters which can be found at

Thursday, February 11, 2021

Saturday, January 30, 2021

Tree Sparrow for Saturday Critters!


Finally, a favorite little winter sparrow, A Tree Sparrow, arrived in Bird Alley this afternoon. there were several of them and now that they have found us, I am hoping that they will be daily visitors in Bird Alley! Tree sparrows have very distinctive markings which are easily seen the the pictures included here! The central breast spot , and the lower portion of the Tree Sparrows bi -coloured bill is yellow!

I am posting this morning to eileen's Saturday Critters weekly meme which can be found at:

Have a safe , healthy weekend everyone!